We report the elaboration of silicon carbide (SiC) nanostructures thanks to the carburization of silicon microwires (MWs) under methane at high temperature. The produced SiC nanostructures display a tubular shape and are polycrystalline. The as-prepared silicon carbide microtubes (MTs)
were characterized and studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), dual focused ion beam—scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy. The formation of microtubes can be explained by the out-diffusion
of Si through the SiC during the carburization process.
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